We study the effect of one-electron model potentials on the tunneling ionization rates of molecules in strong fields. By including electron correlation using the modified Leeuwen-Baerends (LB α) model, the binding energies of outer shells of molecules are significantly improved. However, we show that the tunneling ionization rates from the LB α do not differ much from the earlier calculations [Phys. Rev. A 81, 033423 (2010)], in which the local correlation potential was neglected.
S. Zhao et al., "Effect of an Improved Molecular Potential on Strong-Field Tunneling Ionization of Molecules," Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 82, no. 3, American Physical Society (APS), Sep 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.82.035402
Keywords and Phrases
Electron Models; Local Correlations; Molecular Potential; Outer Shells; Strong Field; Tunneling Ionization, Binding Energy; Molecules; Particle Detectors, Ionization Potential
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